Part of the Greater Toronto Area, Newmarket is nestled between Ontario’s bustling capital city and the tranquil expanse of Lake Simcoe. Along with its close proximity to a huge amusement park, this laid-back township is also home to a bustling waterside recreation area, historical artefact museum and a family-friendly park.
Things to do in Newmarket
Newmarket is a captivating destination, thanks to its Riverwalk Commons, which sits on Fairy Lake and offers a seasonal splash pool, ice-skating rink and live events. The kids can also enjoy the neighbouring 13.4-hectare Fairy Lake Park, which has a large playground, waterside walking trails, bridges and scenic picnic areas.
Discover Newmarket’s fascinating history at the Elman W. Campbell Museum, which tells the story of Newmarket, from its first settlers to the current day. You can see historic documents, a recreated classroom, models of the town in earlier years, old uniforms and vintage personal belongings.
Take a day trip out to Canada’s Wonderland, an expansive theme park with high-speed roller coasters and family-friendly rides. Witness the Victoria Falls High Divers as they plummet almost 20 metres into a pool while performing aerial tricks. Stick around for the Starlight Spectacular, a nightly light and sound show.
Need some retail therapy? Head to the centre of Newmarket to browse national and international fashion retailers at Upper Canada Mall. You can also purchase vintage clothing at Value Village and children’s toys and clothing at Once Upon A Child. Afterwards, visit the Newmarket Theatre to watch world-class plays, ballet performances and singers.
Getting around Newmarket
Newmarket is 40 minutes’ drive from Toronto, where you can fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport. You can get around using the public buses, taxis Go Transit commuter rail. Pedestrian-friendly trails around town also make walking easy.